Star Wars Battlefront II upgrade delayed due to the coronavirus
The Battle of Scarif update has been postponed as developers are in self-isolation
The global coronavirus pandemic has most people working from home, which, in some cases, slows down some processes for several companies. That is the case for the video game publisher DICE, who just announced a delay in a planned update to the popular game Star Wars Battlefront II. It was a significant update that was supposed to add new content for gamers to consume, including the addition of a free world.
The free update was named the Battle of Scarif Update. It is free and will add the planet Scarif to Supremacy and other game modes, as well as bringing Original Trilogy content to Supremacy. Inevitably, with most employees working from home, the update has been delayed until next month, but the exact date was not given.
“The Star Wars team has now moved away from our office setup and into our homes,” an official statement from the game’s community manager, Ben Walke, reads. “Work continues on the game, but the adjustment from the office environment into our homes has caused some knock-on effects to our workflows. We’re currently streamlining these processes and adapting as we move forward.” The statement added, “As a result of this, we have decided to move the release of the Battle on Scarif Update to Mid-April. This is our new target time-frame, but as the situation continues to develop, we will keep you posted on any further timing adjustments.”
This is some disappointing news for fans who have been waiting for the update, but it is also very considerate of DICE to take self-isolation seriously. At least the company threw a small hint of what’s coming to not fans hanging, regarding additional content. It will have more locations to Co-Op and Heroes Vs Villains, as well as new skins for Hero characters.